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Tag Smart Pets announces new service that lets people find their missing pets with the help of QR codes

Tag Smart Pets announces new service that lets people find their missing pets with the help of QR codes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In the United Kingdom, more than 5,000 pets go missing each week. Most never find their way back home, despite the best efforts of their owners. Over the years, emerging technologies have made it easier for people to find their furry friends when they get lost, but it can be quite expensive to equip an animal with a radio frequency chip that is always broadcasting. Tag Smart Pets, a company specializing … Read entire article »

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Nintendo’s misstep with QR codes leads family to pornography

Nintendo’s misstep with QR codes leads family to pornography

Though it was originally released back in 1996, Pokemon continues to be a favorite media franchise amongst children and some adults. The Pokemon empire started off as a pair of unassuming video games for Nintendo’s handheld gaming consoles, but quickly evolved into something much more. Today, the franchise accounts for several games across multiple platforms. One of the most popular Pokemon mediums is a card game, which Nintendo decided to add QR codes to recently … Read entire article »

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EMS Internet launches new campaign to promote use of QR codes

EMS Internet launches new campaign to promote use of QR codes

EMS Internet, a marketing and web design company based in the UK, has launched a new initiative that aims to promote awareness of QR codes amongst consumers. In the past, the company had erected large QR codes around its office building. Now, the codes will go mobile, as they will be attached to a pickup truck. The company hopes that the code will attract attention and make people more familiar with the codes. The company … Read entire article »

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New Google Chrome extension makes online QR code scanning easier

New Google Chrome extension makes online QR code scanning easier

More QR codes have begun showing up on websites in recent months. While QR codes have become very popular in the world of marketing, their use on websites can be somewhat counter intuitive. The codes must be scanned by a smart phone equipped with a barcode scanning application. These apps use the phone’s camera to decipher the information embedded in the codes. The problem is that a phone’s camera can, at times, have difficulty properly viewing … Read entire article »

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Malicious QR codes growing – Consumers may need to take steps to protect themselves

Malicious QR codes growing – Consumers may need to take steps to protect themselves

As QR codes continue to grow more popular with consumers, they are also growing more popular with hackers. The codes have become a very lucrative malicious tool for hackers looking to exploit their popularity. More codes are beginning to appear containing malicious content that can put a smart phone user’s important information at risk. The content embedded in QR codes is impossible to tell until after the codes are scanned. There are, however, some measures … Read entire article »

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World’s first QR protection application coming from Symantec

World’s first QR protection application coming from Symantec

There can be no doubt that QR codes are becoming vastly popular. Both businesses and individuals are finding uses for the codes that range from expansive marketing campaigns to personal branding. The codes are not only grabbing the attention of tech-savvy companies and consumers, however, they are also attracting the notice of people looking to exploit their rampant popularity. The number of malicious QR codes is growing and most mobile consumers are entirely exposed to … Read entire article »

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QR codes to help students find their way around Parkland College campus

QR  codes to help students find their way around Parkland College campus

A new website has been built for new and returning students of Parkland College in Illinois. The website is designed to help students navigate the sometimes labyrinthian campus. The site was built by members of the Marketing and Public Relations departments at the school in an effort to help ease the tension of trying to find new classes. Keen to cater to the needs of students who are almost entirely reliant on technology, the site’s … Read entire article »

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Scanning your way to a better education

Information is becoming increasingly mobile. To keep up with technology, the West Virginia University Libraries will be using QR codes to help students gain quick access to the resources offered by the libraries. The codes can be scanned with smart phones that have barcode scanning applications. David Roth, a library associate, says the codes are a great way to bridge the gap between digital content and physical media. When scanned, the codes will resolve to the library’s mobile website. From there, students will be able to check the availability of computers, make reservations for study rooms, and make use of the website’s search engine. The goal is to make the information students could find on the Internet available to smart phone users wherever they may be. Once the code has been scanned, … Read entire article »

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